Girls Are Smarter Than Boys

There is an age-old debate over which is the smarter gender: men or women. Sorry guys, but it’s not you. This infographic below proves that girls are indeed smarter than boys, especially early on. Sadly, however, as girls age, they start to doubt their intelligence and their place in what are traditionally male professions. Come on ladies!! It’s the 21st century. This is our time to shine. And our generation is the first in our nation’s history where more women are receiving Read More

Infographic on the Affordable Care Act

Below is an infographic on how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will affect different individuals and families, courtesy of the Kaiser Foundation. As the Supreme Court decides on the constitutionality of many provisions in the law, many people are still fairly uninformed on how the ACA will affect them. This should help clear up at least some questions people may have. Source

This Kid Rocks!

I love to see Millennials doing great things! I came across this video over at TED in which 17-year-old Taylor Wilson explains how he made a nuclear fusion reactor in his parents garage at the age of 14. Pretty impressive. He wants to use this energy to help to help solve our energy problems. And he believes–as do I–that kids can change the world too. Well, Taylor, you certainly are well on your way to changing the world. This is so inspiring Read More

New Law Concerning Credit Card Debt Relief

Many young Millennials are becoming all too aware of the dangers of credit cards. Fortunately, the Federal Credit Card Debt Relief Act forces debt relief companies to abide by specific rules in order to protect consumers. Guest blogger Pablo Garcia has written a post outlining the new rules. This is excellent information to have. If you are a credit card user, you really should familiarize yourself with this law and others that are there to protect you from illegal practices by credit Read More

The True Cost of Piracy

Recently, there has been a lot of discussion over the issue of piracy. A huge debate raged over two bills that addressed piracy–the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). If you recall, both were never passed, due in large part to huge campaigns built against them. While the intention of these bills was to crack down on piracy, opponents contend that the legislation also threatens free speech and innovation, and enables law enforcement to block access to Read More

How Higher Education Helps the Economy

It has been reported that someone with a college degree can earn over $1 million more over their lifetime than those with no college education. Obviously, the more money a person has, the more they will spend, which is always good for the economy. Below is an infographic based on a study by Payscale and Bloomberg Businessweek that looks at the return on investment (ROI) of a college education.

Great Video About Millennials

I came across this really great CNN story Millennials. It actually does a realistic job of explaining our generation–our unique working habits, our unique mindset, our unique learning capabilities, our confidence, our frustrations, our incredible optimism, and our desire to take charge. And I like that it is positive, and not negative like many stories about Millennials. If you want to view the video go here. It is only about 4 minutes, and definitely worth a look.

The Rapid Acidification of the Oceans is a Serious Problem

I came across an interesting blog over at Time.com about the increasing acidification of the oceans. Basically, researchers, scientists, conservationists, etc. have been aware that the oceans are becoming more acidic because there has been a large increase in the atmospheric concentration of carbon (mainly from–yes, you guessed it–human activity that has pumped huge amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere). And since the oceans absorb a lot of the excess carbon in the air, it has altered the pH levels in Read More

Marriage Equality Bill Signed into Law in Maryland

I know I’m a little late posting this, but I have to mention that my home state of Maryland recently passed a marriage equality bill, and it was just signed into law by Governor Martin O’Malley (D). This is historic for Maryland and another big step forward for civil rights. While it is likely that this bill will be on the ballot in November, to be voted on by Maryland residents, it is still a great moment for our state (in my Read More

Guest Blog: US debt crisis – The final nail in the coffin for the US economy

So I have my first guest blogger. His name is Pablo Garcia and he has written a piece about the U.S. debt crisis. There really is no single issue that is as important as the debt crisis. I cannot stress that enough. Every American needs to be aware of how important this issue is. Thank you, Pablo, for taking the time to write this. It’s true that America has overcome its harrowing debt crisis—for the time being, that is. During the final Read More